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Apocalyptic Index

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The world is always ending, for someone.
Neil Gaiman, Signal To Noise

From the Greek word "apokalyptein", meaning uncovering or revealing, an apocalypse is a catastrophic event that changes the world as we know it, so that it "reveals" a new world (so to speak). It is a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil. While the Christian Biblical tradition for the term refers to any revelation, it has come to refer to any universal or widespread destruction or disaster, such as a nuclear war or climate crisis. This index lists tropes relating to the apocalyptic.

See also Disaster Tropes for specific sorts of disasters which may cause or be a part of an apocalypse.